Art Rock Show – It Leads to This (Week 14)

Oprichter Bruce Soord startte in 1999 The Pineapple Thief als uitlaatklep voor zijn muziek. Aanvankelijk heette de band simpelweg Pineapple Thief, naar een dialoog in de film Eve’s Bayou. Tot 2002 blijft het een band voor alleen in de studio, daarna wordt op veelvuldig verzoek van de fans een band geformeerd om concerten te geven.

The Progressive Aspect review: “It is reassuring to report that The Pineapple Thief have released a gem of an album, full of rich, emotionally laden songs. Bruce Soord’s plaintive voice graces a range of well-crafted pieces, embellished with subtle musical accents and tasteful flourishes. The Pineapple Thief have perfected an engaging formula in which they frame lyrical and musical ideas within relatively concise but imaginative songs (most in the four to five minute range, with one a shade under six minutes). There’s no flab or overindulgence here – it’s precise and measured with magnificent sound design and excellent performances all round. What is also notable is that all the songs are credited to both Bruce Soord and Gavin Harrison. Harrison began as a ‘hired gun’ on 2016’s impressive Your Wilderness, but he is now clearly integral to the band’s songwriting, indicating just how much the Porcupine Tree / King Crimson star is enjoying being involved, having more creative space for his own contributions. His percussive, arrangement and songwriting skills are resplendent on It Leads to This. (…)

The hypnotic rhythm and Soord’s fragile voice return us to a shimmering pool of sounds with Kitch’s subtle keys chiming, before the whole piece rises dramatically, and then fades into the distance. It is a wonderfully atmospheric way to end the album, but as ever with The Pineapple Thief, it leads to this, doesn’t it?

It Leads to This is a superb album, full of succinct, impactful and emotional songs, performed with great skill and intuitive touch by a very talented band. 25 years into their career, The Pineapple Thief continue to provide thoughtful, inspirational music, and in the outstanding It Leads to This they have probably produced one of the best modern rock albums of 2024.”

Naast The Pineapple Thief (It Leads to This), Pure Reason Revolution (Above Cirrus), Sylvan (One to Zero), Airbag (All Rights Removed), Anathema (Judgement) & Marco Ragni & Bjørn Riis (Anything you want).

  • Thursday/Donderdag 12.00 – 24.00
  • Friday/Vrijdag 12.00 – 24.00
  • Saturday/Zaterdag 12.00 – 24.00

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